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Lawrence Set to Hold First Veterans Day Parade Since 1968

Old Glory, also known as Stars and Stripes or simply just the American flag. (Photo by J. Schafer)

It's been nearly 50 years since Lawrence held a Veterans Day parade. That will change next month. On November 11, the city will hold a Veterans Day parade to honor current and former military personnel from all eras. One of the organizers is Saundra Wisdom, a counselor who works with veterans at the local VA clinic in Lawrence. She said the idea for putting on a parade came after working with a group of Vietnam vets.


Wisdom says the best she can tell, the last time Lawrence held a parade specifically for veterans was in 1968. Next month's parade will be held on Saturday, November 11 - Veterans Day - in downtown Lawrence.  

For more information, visit the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade group on Facebook.

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Lawrence Will Hold First Veterans Day Parade Since 1968

It's been decades since Lawrence held a Veterans Day parade. But that will change next month. On November 11, the city will hold its first parade specifically for veterans since 1968. Lawrence musician Kim Murphree is one of the organizers of the event. She says people may have differing views on America's involvement in various conflicts, but she hopes everyone will turn out to support for those who have served in uniform.  


The Veterans Day parade will be held at 1 o'clock on Saturday, November 11, in downtown Lawrence.  

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